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Minecraft developer Mojang sells to Microsoft for $2.5bn

Microsoft has announced that it has acquired Mojang, the Swedish developer behind the popular video game Minecraft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn). Since its launch 5 years ago, the top-selling game has sold more than 54 million copies, has been downloaded over 100 million times, and created over $100mn in profit for Mojang last year. The game… Read More

China seeks to replace Microsoft, Android and Apple with own OS platform

The Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) has revealed plans to develop its own operating system, which it hopes will override the dominance of imported providers, such as Windows and Android. Collaborating with the Chinese government, 13 software companies and 80 research bodies, the CAE plans to displace Windows XP from China’s desktop computers by October,… Read More

Linux or Windows – Are you on the right platform?

How do you decide which operating system is best for your business? David Barker looks at different versions of both Linux and Windows and weighs up the pros and cons of each. Running any business is stressful. Choosing IT set-ups and which operating system to go for may seem simple but can result in restrictions… Read More

What ‘one Windows’ does and doesn’t mean – Microsoft CEO clarifies

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella initiated a flurry of dramatic headlines yesterday by appearing to suggest in an earnings call with analysts that the company was going to unify its Windows operating system across phones, tablets, PCs and games consoles. What he said, according to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet, was: “We will streamline the next version… Read More

Breaking the system refresh cycle – IaaS to the rescue?

IT systems becoming vulnerable to malicious attack has risen up the agenda as this week we reach the tipping point of Microsoft ending support for Windows XP despite nearly a third of the world’s computers continuing to use it. Kevin Linsell, the head of service development for Adapt, blieves that keeping your IT systems up… Read More